Old Lady,  Mormo maura Noctuidae     Xyleninae (Amphipyrinae)

ABH 73.107
B&F 2300   *   Mormo maura   *   Old Lady


Local in Dorset, urban and marshy areas
Wingspan: 55-65mm

Flight time: July-August
Habitat: Damp woodland, marshes, gardens and waste ground. Hides in sheds and old buildings during the day.

Larval feed on a range of herbaceous plants in the autumn and usually on leaves of woody plants (including Blackthorn) during spring.


Old Lady,  Mormo maura


Old Lady,  Mormo maura
Old Lady, Mormo maura
Parkstone, Dorset. September 2012

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